Study at TCU


Name IZUMI Shu
Official Title Associate Professor
Affiliation Human Life Sciences, Child Studies
Profile My specialty is child welfare and a lifestyle of the child. Infant children living in Japan in recent years are living a night-time lifestyle. Late bedtime after 9 pm, short sleep times at night, and lack of breakfast have had a negative impact on children's minds and bodies. Therefore, I am considering support measures and improvement measures so that children can go to bed early, get up early, eat three meals well, and lead a healthy life.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. (1)Research of kindergarten/nursery school children's lifestyle

    I'm trying to understand the current situation by investigating the bedtime, wake-up time, breakfast intake status, etc. of children attending kindergartens and nursery schools. At the same time, we are considering issues in daily life and improvement measures.

  2. (2)Providing ingenuity to accelerate bedtime

    I'm conducting intervention research for families raising young children. By providing a way to encourage early sleep, investigating changes in children's life time and their appearance.

Representative Papers
  1. (1) Parental senses and forthcoming problems of the parent-child exercise, The Journal of Physical Education of Young Children 12(1), May 2020.
  2. (2)Association between Usages of Mobile Devices (Smart Phones, Tablet︲type Devices, Personal Computers)and Lifestyle of Nursery Children , The Journal of Child Health Vol.78 No.6, November 2019.
  3. (3)Living conditions and afternoon play of kindergarten children in Nagano Prefecture, Journal of Leisure and Recreation Studies No.87, March 2019.
  4. (4)Research on kindergarten's Living Conditions of Japanese Children live in Okinawa prefecture-Relation between Living conditions and the place of playing, Journal of Leisure and Recreation Studies No.81, March 2017.
  5. (5)Relation between the lifecycle of Nursery schoolers and their parent living in Fukushima prefecture Koriyama city , Japanese Journal of Well-being for Nursery-schoolers Vol22 No.1, January 2016
  6. (6)Research and development of teaching materials for creating a healthy life rhythm in early childhood , Japanese Journal of Well-being for Nursery-schoolers Vol221No.1, January 2015
  7. (7)Research on the life conditions of pre-school children-Analysis of the annual survey of the life conditions-, The Journal of health education of children Vol.19 No.1, July 2013.
  8. (8)Livinf conditions and problems of kindergarten students in Iwata city, Shizuoka in 2012 , The Journal of Dietary Education Vol.7 No.2 , June 2013.
  9. (9)Research on the Lifestyle of Young Children-Relation between Lifestyle of Preschool Children and Mother's Working-, The Journal of Child Health Vol.71 No.3 , May 2012.
  10. (10)Living conditions of nursery school 5 and 6 year olds by time of defecation in the morning, Journal of health and welfare statistics Vol.58 No.13 , November 2011.
Award Excellent Treatise Award (Japan society for Well-being of Nursery-schools , 2014.10)
Excellent Treatise Award (The Japanese Society of Physical Education of Young Children, 2014.8
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Recruitment of research assistant(s) No
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) Japan society for Well-being of Nursery-schools
The Japanese Society of Physical Education of Young Children
Japan Society of Leisure and Recreation Studies
Japanese Society of Child and Family Welfare
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Survey method, to make Survey form, Analytical method, how to write a treatise